Teachers restart Diversity Club; no initial interest shown

By Staff Writer: Eliza Bengala7419840024_09c152715b_o

In light of the recent Twitter posts made over a Howell High School varsity basketball  game, high school teachers Mr. Greg Talberg and Ms. Rose O’Reilly were inspired to start up the HHS Diversity Club again.

“The club has run in the past. About eight to ten years ago it was a very active club. Last year, no students participated, but I thought that after all of the basketball headlines, people would be interested,” says Talberg. “But I was wrong.”

Talberg is disappointed because absolutely no students showed up for the first meeting that was held on Wednesday in room Q-5 at the 10-12 campus.

“I want to give people a chance to talk about diversity and then have them come up with ways to have people in the school be more accepting,” says Talberg when he was asked what his goals were for the group. “I’m hoping to give kids a chance to learn how to make Howell High School a better place.”

Talberg says that he’s going to try to “plan some activities” in the near future to encourage kids to come to his meetings.

“We’ll try again in the fall when people aren’t so busy if it doesn’t work out now,” Talberg added.

Diversity Club meetings are held every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 upstairs in room Q-5. Everyone is encouraged to attend to discuss a plan of action that should be taken in HHS to promote diversity and acceptance.

When asked if there was anything that he would like to say to HHS students, Talberg said, “I know a lot of people say that this happens everywhere, but it doesn’t matter what happens everywhere…. What matters is what happens here. I think that the problem is real.”